Corrective Services

BANKSIA HILL DETENTION CENTRE — RURAL AND REMOTE YOUTH

159. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the practice of transporting young people from remote areas to Perth for detention at Banksia Hill Detention Centre, which, as acknowledged in Parliament by the now Premier on 17 September 2014, is “expensive, counterproductive and does not work”.

(1) Is the government considering any strategies to reduce the number of young people being transported from rural and remote areas to Banksia Hill Detention Centre?

YOUTH PREVENTION AND DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS — TRANSFER

128. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the machinery of government changes announced on 28 April 2017, and specifically to the announcement that youth prevention and diversionary programs will be transferred from the current Department of Corrective Services to the new Department of Community Services.

(1) Which programs will be transferred to the Department of Community Services?

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